Another brilliant day came to an end for India after skipper Virat Kohli notched his 24th Test ton while Ravindra Jadeja brought up his maiden Test century against West Indies.

At stumps on Day 2, a complete domination was witnessed from Kohli and Co. as India declared after putting up a mammoth 649 for 9 at Tea on day two of the series opener in Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Rajkot.

Indian bowlers created pressure from the start. Mohammed Shami removed the openers quickly. Indian bowlers bagged six West Indies wickets for just 94 runs. R Ashwin got the crucial wicket of Shai Hope followed by a bizarre run out of Shimron Hetmyer.

Jadeja was brilliant with the ball as well, picking a wicket of the first ball of Sunil Ambris while Kuldeep Yadav was also got Dowrich’s wicket. West Indies still trail by a huge 555 runs and the hosts will fancy themselves to bowl them out twice by Day 3.

On Day 2, Shami took two wickets while Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja took one wicket each for India.

Earlier, on the Day 2, the captain brought up his 24th Test century while wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant missed a well-deserved hundred by 8 runs after an impressive 92.

Pant was on 87 when Kohli brought up his 24th Test ton but the wicket-keeper batsman ended up throwing it away as he went for another six.

The second day saw India dominating all the three sessions, making the West Indies’ players struggling the whole day.

Brief scores:

India 1st innings: 649/9 (Virat Kohli 139; Prithvi Shaw 134; Devendra Bishoo 4/217)

West Indies: 94/6 ( Roston Chase 27 not out; Mohammad Shami 2/11) at stumps on Day 2.


India XI: Lokesh Rahul, Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Risabh Pant (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Kuldeep Yadav

West Indies XI: Kraigg Brathwaite (c), Kieran Powell, Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope, Roston Chase, Sunil Ambris, Shane Dowrich (wk), Keemo Paul, Devendra Bishoo, Sherman Lewis, Shannon Gabriel

(with inputs from IANS)